What really happened to Mayella Ewell?

On the evening of November 21st, Mayella Ewell called Tom Robinson inside her home and made advances towards him. Although Tom refused Mayella's advances and fled, Bob Ewell witnessed his daughter trying to kiss Tom and threatened to kill Mayella. Bob Ewell then brutally beat Mayella and falsely accused Tom Robinson of assaulting and raping his daughter, a story Mayella corroborates.

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During the controversial trial in part two of the novel, Bob and Mayella Ewell boldly lie on the witness stand and accuseTom Robinson of assaulting and raping Mayella. When Atticus cross-examines Mayella in chapter 18 , she begins to contradict her testimony and struggles to accurately describe Tom's "attack." Mayella...

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During the controversial trial in part two of the novel, Bob and Mayella Ewell boldly lie on the witness stand and accuseTom Robinson of assaulting and raping Mayella. When Atticus cross-examines Mayella in chapter 18, she begins to contradict her testimony and struggles to accurately describe Tom's "attack." Mayella forgets whether or not Tom struck her in the face and refuses to answer any of Atticus's pertinent follow-up questions. During this cross-examination, it becomes patently clear that she is lying and relying on her white skin for protection.
In chapter 19, Tom Robinson takes the witness stand and truthfully recalls the events that transpired on the evening of November 21st. He explains that Mayella often asked him to help her out with quick household tasks and chores as he passed by her house on his way home from work. Pitying Mayella's dismal home life, Tom usually obliged her.
On the night in question, Tom mentions that Mayella initially called him inside the house to fix an old door that had fallen off the hinges. When Tom entered the home, he discovered that the door was fine and noticed that all the children were out of the home. Mayella informed Tom that she had sent them to get ice cream in town and then asked Tom to get a box down from the top of the chiffarobe. When Tom stepped on the chair, Mayella grabbed him around the waist and kissed him on the side of the face, which caused him to jump down. Mayella then instructed Tom to kiss her and Tom pushed her to the side in an attempt to run out of the house. Just as Tom was running out of the house, Bob Ewell, Mayella's father, spotted them. Enraged by the sight of his daughter with a Black man, the abusive and racist Bob Ewell yelled, "You goddamn whore, I’ll kill ya," at Mayella as Tom fled.
During the course of the trial, it becomes clear that after Tom Robinson fled the scene, Bob Ewell brutally beat his daughter and blamed her injuries on Tom Robinson. Atticus attempts to prove that Bob Ewell was his daughter's attacker by examining the location of Mayella's injuries, which were caused by a left-handed person. Atticus points out that Tom's left arm is crippled and cannot be used, while Bob Ewell is left-handed. This revelation— coupled with Bob's despicable reputation as a violent, abusive father—makes it clear that Bob was responsible for assaulting Mayella, meaning Tom is innocent. Mayella, however, corroborates her father's lies to the sheriff, perhaps driven by fear or her father or resentment over Tom's rejection.
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